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Blu Stone Bistro

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661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
+1 518-869-9976
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Excellent service, staff very attentive and making sure you are taken care of, but at the same time not hovering over you or asking if all is ok too often. I had a light dinner flat bread pizza which was tasty also had the sorbet that was a good end to dinner. Good choice of mostly CA wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Excellent service, staff very attentive and making sure you are taken care of, but at the same time not hovering over you or asking if all is ok too often. I had a light dinner flat bread pizza which was tasty also had the sorbet that was a good end to dinner. Good choice of mostly CA wine ( which... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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275 reviews 275 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Blu Stone Bistro is connected to the Hotel Indigo. It has a separate entrance if you are not staying at the hotel and ample parking. Our waitress was Claudia. She did a great job. She was very friendly. We shared the lamb lollipops and the warm root salad. Both were delicious. I almost wanted to get a second salad... More 

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Albany, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Centrally located, fabulous flavors and creative cocktails make Blu Stone perfect for meeting friends. We started with cocktails like the Herbalist and Bourbon Cider before deciding on individual salads (Kale Caesar and Warm Root Salad were especially good!) and shared small plates and flat breads. The atmosphere is casual and the servers attentive and knowledgable. Bonus was live music played... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lively and knowledgable servers brought us a delightful supper: excellent pea soup, small plate tuna tartare, really good mac 'n cheese. Berry tart with ice cream. A delightful evening in bistro with a nice buzz.

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Melville, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Food and service always excellent here, good selection of entrees and nice wine selection. Very comfortable surroundings

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Top Contributor
278 reviews 278 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We prefer the bar area to the dining room but the food is very good no matter where you choose to eat it. The bar had good service and was not too loud nor too crowded. Seems to attract adults 35-55 and travelers who are staying at the Hotel Indigo that is attached. Very close to the airport and Wolf... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

the best cosmos and espresso martini. I grade all my restaurants on their drinks first. the fixed price dinner offered was a small portion but enough for me and delicious

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Hudson, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The food was good. Nice salad and fish dinner. Great service in this restaurant. The prices were a little high.

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Tokyo, Japan
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119 reviews 119 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Liked the atmosphere. Not too loud. Just right. Adult contemporary. Food: Very good Yellow Fin Tuna (small) shitake soba noodles, Chinese five spice chili lime sauce pickled carrots, roasted seasonal vegetables, sparkling water bottle. Service: Attentive servers Conveniently annexed to Hotel Indigo next door.

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Mustang, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Different type of menu and close to airport. It has good service and tapas style menu with a nice atmosphere. Upscale with out the price. There is also a nice connecting hotel.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-869-9976

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?